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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:33 pm    Post subject: Holyrood Sec School Reply with quote

Thanks to Chris Devlin for photographs
Holyrood Sec School, 100 Dixon Road, Crosshill, Glasgow, G42 8AU




Maurice Paul de Sachy RAFVR 5/9/1943
John Green RNVR 26/2/1943
John Leonard RAF
Desmond McAllister MN 24/7/1943
John McCluskey (McLuskey on CWGC) RAFVR 21/2/1945
Alexander McEachen civilian 13/3/1941
Louis McMillan RNVR 5/11/1944
Harold McVey (John on CWGC) RAFVR 25/4/1944
James Murray RAFVR 24/7/1944
John A Pearson RN 1/2/1943
John Ross RAF
James Sunters MN
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DE SACHY, MAURICE PAUL
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gnr.
Service No: 1571654
Date of Death: 05/09/1943
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. 5. Grave 1831.
Cemetery: GLASGOW (ST. KENTIGERN'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Paul and Isabella De Sachy, of Glasgow; nephew of Alice Bloomer, of Glasgow.
733 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow S.1 (Glw WW2 RoH)
From Aircrew Remembered
Mission: Training
Date: 05th September 1943Unit: No. 20 O.T.U. "A" Flight Type: Wellington X Serial: HE467Code: ZT-N Base: R.A.F. Elgin Location: Nr. Airfield at Elgin
Pilot: P/O. Donald Reading Moon D.F.M. 145662 R.A.F.V.R. Age 30. Killed
Pilot 2: Sgt. Sidney James Richardson 1481205 R.A.F.V.R. Age 27. Killed
Pilot 3: Sgt. Henry Edmund Rolfe 1601535 R.A.F.V.R. Age 20. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Terence Anthony Walkden 1530950 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed W/Op/Air/Gnr 2: Sgt. William Edwin Frederick Lavender 1578703 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed Air/Gnr: Sgt. Maurice Paul De Sachy 1571654 R.A.F.V.R. Age 19. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS: Took off at 21.32 hrs. to carry out training exercises when shortly after taking off an engine cut out and within a minute the Wellington dived into the ground. HE467 exploded on impact and was destroyed by fire - killing all the crew instantly. P/O Moon received his D.F.M. during service with 148 Squadron in the Middle East where he had served a tour of operations. - See more at: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1943/2/moondonald.html#sthash.uwgwkyiV.dpuf

GREEN, JOHN
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service No: C/JX 372798
Date of Death: 26/02/1943
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.L.C.T. 381
Panel Reference: 70, 2.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Rose Agnes Green, of Glasgow.
From http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/17889.html
HMLCT 381 Lost 27 Feb 1943. Torpedoed by German Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel.
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LEONARD, JOHN
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Obs.
Service No: 1365293
Date of Death: 30/05/1942
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 114 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: 3. B. 10.
Cemetery: SAGE WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Sgt, RAF, 711 Govan Road, Glasgow S.W.1 (Glw WW2 RoH)
Also commemorated on the St. Mungo’s Academy War memorial.
Glasgow University WW2 Roll of Honour:-
Sergeant John Leonard of the RAF was born in Glasgow and attended St Mungo's Academy. He graduated MA from the University in 1933 and became a teacher. Before joining the RAF in 1940, he taught Latin at Holyrood Senior Secondary School in Glasgow.
Leonard was attached to 114 Squadron, No 2 Group, Bomber Command. He was killed on the night of 30 May 1942 in Germany. The first RAF 1000 bomber raid was carried out against Cologne on this date. As the navigator in a Blenheim Mk. IV, Leonard was part of a diversionary force of long-range fighters and Blenheim light bombers dispatched on Intruder operations. Their job was to carry out isolated attacks on Luftwaffe airfields in North West Germany.
Leonard's Blenheim took off at 9.24pm on 30 May from West Raynham, Norfolk. The Blenheim carried a crew of three. The plane was brought down in unknown circumstances. All three of the crew are buried in Sage War Cemetery in North West Germany.



McALLISTER, DESMOND CLAUDE
Rank: Apprentice
Date of Death: 24/07/1943
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy S.S. Fort Chilcotin (London)
Panel Reference: Panel 50.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James McAllister, and of Teresa McAllister, of Glasgow
Apprentice, Merchant Navy, 15 Albert Road, S.2 (Glw WW2 RoH)
From www.uboat.net
At 20.59 hours on 24 Jul, 1943, the unescorted Fort Chilcotin (Master John Kerr), detached from convoy JT-2 two days earlier, was hit on the port side in the engine room by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-172 (Carl Emmermann) while steaming on a non-evasive course at 8.5 knots about 370 miles east-southeast of Bahia. The explosion stopped the engines immediately and killed four crew members on watch below. No distress signals could be sent as the aerials were carried away by debris. The surviving crew members and eleven gunners (the ship was armed with one 4in, one 12pdr, four 20mm and two machine guns) abandoned ship within 10 minutes when the ship quickly settled by the stern, but she then remained afloat because the engine room bulkheads held. The port aft lifeboat had been destroyed and the two forward boats were lowered too quickly and swamped, so the majority of the survivors abandoned ship in the starboard aft boat, which was also the motor boat and contained the emergency wireless set. Others jumped overboard and swam to four rafts that were cut adrift, while the master and about six men remained in the swamped port lifeboat. At 22.03 hours, the U-boat missed with a coup de grâce but a second fired six minutes later struck the Fort Chilcotin aft and caused her to sink immediately with her bow and stern rising out of the water due to a broken back. U-172 surfaced shortly afterwards and approached the motor boat, asking for a man to come aboard for questioning. The boatswain volunteered and told the Germans that the master and chief officer went down with the ship. He was asked where the ship was bound and if he had heard about the sinking of African Star, Harmonic and other ships, but gave only vague answers. After about 15 minutes, the boatswain was allowed to return to the lifeboat before the U-boat left and he later described the commander as very civil, who expressed his regret at having had to sink his ship and also wanted to hear his opinion regarding the outcome of war.

The survivors recovered the stores from the rafts and righted the two smaller boats, but with 38 men in the motor boat and 15 in one of the smaller boats they found that the other boat was not required and left it behind when setting sail in fine and clear weather at a speed of about 3 knots. They had plenty of food and water and sent distress signals from the emergency set each morning but received no replies. At 09.30 hours on 29 July, they were picked up by the Argentine steam tanker Tacito after attracting her by firing red flares when her lights were spotted at daybreak. The tanker also hoisted both lifeboats aboard and took them to Rio de Janeiro, arriving on the morning of 1 August.
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McLUSKEY, JOHN
Rank: Sergeant
Service No: 1567157
Date of Death: 21/02/1945
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 358 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: 10. A. 5.
Cemetery: MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Agnes McLuskey, of Glasgow
Sgt, RAF, 23 Cordiner Street, Glasgow, S.4 (Glw WW2 RoH)

No.358 Squadron was formed at Kolar, in India, on 8 November 1944, mainly from personnel of No.1673 Heavy Conversion Unit which had recently disbanded. Sixteen Liberators arrived during the month and crew training began. After moving to Digri in January 1945, the squadron flew its first bombing mission on 13 January, when eight aircraft bombed Mandalay. This however, proved to be the only bombing operation flown, as the squadron was then allotted to Special Duties. These consisted of dropping agents and supplies into enemy occupied territory, in the course of which long flights were undertaken. The fact that the first SD operation on 22 January lost three out of eleven aircraft illustrates the hazards of this type of mission when apart from the distances and weather problems involved, low altitude flights over enemy territory had to be made to locate dropping zones. Such flights continued until the end of the war. After the Japanese surrender, supplies were dropped to prisoner-of-war camps in Malaya, Sumatra and Java, until an airlift could be arranged to bring the occupants out to Allied bases. On 19 November 1945, the squadron was sent off for disbandment which took place officially two days later.

KH282 Sqn.358 Liberator Mark VI Missing; found crashed 15 m NW of Baotla, French Indo-china, 21.2.45 Ref AB. http://www.rquirk.com/lib358.html
Ten aircraft detailed for operations.
Aircraft 'G' KH282 (F/O. J. B. Smart) did not return. Aircraft 'U' KG925 (Capt. F/O. J. G. Wood) developed trouble in fuel system and Nos 3 & 4 engines cut out about 35 miles N.E. of Jessore (Base). Captain ordered crew to bale out. All got down safely except 1567157
Sgt. McLuskey, J. WOP/Air. who jumped out clinging to the second pilot. When the parachute opened he was thrown free and fell from 2500 feet and was killed. The aircraft and crew came down in the vicinity of Tirpol a village one mile West of Talmar, Bengal, Map reference 2330N. 8955E. Air craft burst into flames setting fire to one or two huts and killing one Indian Civilian and seriously injuring three others. The body of Sgt. McLuskey has not yet been found. http://www.rquirk.com/358oper/358feb45f540.pdf


McEACHEN, ALEXANDER
Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 13/03/1941
Age: 51
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: GLASGOW CITY, SCOTLAND
Additional Information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Husband of Catherine McEachen. Died at 8 Dudley Drive.
Police Constable, Glw Police, 8 Dudley Drive, Glasgow, W.2
Also commemorated on the City of Glasgow Police War Memorial.
Buried at St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Maryhill, Glasgow
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic139-0-asc-360.html

From http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA00659
During German air raids on the night of 13-14 March 1941, a landmine dropped by parachute exploded on tenements between 8, 10, and 12 Dudley Drive, totally destroying them. Numbers 6 and 9 Dudley Drive were later demolished. Thirty-six people were killed and twenty-one injured, most of whom had been sheltering in the back closes. The grim task of digging through the rubble continued for many days.

His son

McEACHEN, ALEXANDER
Rank: Civilian
Date of Death: 13/03/1941
Age: 15
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: GLASGOW CITY, SCOTLAND
Additional Information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Son of Catherine McEachen, and of Alexander McEachen. Died at 8 Dudley Drive
Buried at St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Maryhill, Glasgow

His daughter

McEACHEN, MARGARET
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 22
Date of Death: 13/03/1941
Additional information: of 8 Dudley Drive, Hyndland. Daughter of Catherine McEachen, and of Alexander McEachen. Died at 8 Dudley Drive.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: GLASGOW CITY, SCOTLAND
Buried at St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Maryhill, Glasgow
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McMILLAN, LOUIS GRANT EUGEN
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 05/11/1944
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M. L.C.T. (R) 457.
Grave Reference: 8. F. 6.
Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Louis and Theresa McMillan; husband of Elizabeth McMillan, of Clarkston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. M.A. Hons. (Glasgow).
Lieutenant, RNVR, Dixon Avenue, Glasgow, S.2 (Glw WW2 RoH)
Also commemorated on the St. Mungo’s Academy War Memorial.
Glasgow University WW2 Roll of Honour:-
Lieutenant Louis Eugene McMillan of the RNVR was born in Glasgow and attended St Mungo's Academy. He studied at the University, and graduated with an MA in 1930 and became a teacher.
McMillan joined the Royal Navy and served aboard Landing Craft (Tank) (R) 457 (a landing craft modified to carry rocket launchers). He was killed during the seaborne invasion of Walcheren Island on 5 November 1944, when his vessel struck a mine

McVEY, JOHN HAROLD
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Bomber
Service No: 1556369
Date of Death: 25/04/1944
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 626 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: Grave 1.
Cemetery: HAGUENAU FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John J. McVey and Margaret E. McVey, of Cathcart, Glasgow.
Sgt, RAF, 1057 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, S.2
From Aircrew Remembered
McVey J H Sergeant Sqdn. 626 Lancaster Mk III Serial No. ED424UM-E2 RAF Station Wickenby 2113 hrs. Location Karlsruhe Crashed Haquenau (Bas-Rhin) Killed Buried Haquenau French National Cemetery - See more at: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/BomberCommandDatabaseSearch/?q=mcvey#sthash.AJOtp93m.dpuf
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MURRAY, JAMES FRANCIS JOSEPH
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service No: 1560136
Date of Death: 24/07/1944
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 630 Sqdn.
Panel Reference: Panel 220.
Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Murray, of Langside, Glasgow
Sgt, RAF, 17 Bellwood Street, Glasgow, S.1 (Glw WW2 RoH)
From Aircrew Remembered
MURRAY James Francis Joseph (JFJ) 1560136 Flight Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24th July 1944 630 Squadron Operation 23-24-07-44 Bomber Command Lancaster III PB211 LE-H Departed 2244 Operation Name Gardening Ditched off Cromer, Norfolk Killed Age 22 Son of James and Margaret Murray, of Langside, Glasgow, Scotland Panel 220 - See more at: http://aircrewremembered.com/RunnymedeMemorialDatabase.html?q=murray&Submit=Search+Last+Name#sthash.iNrazHFW.dpuf

PEARSON, JOHN
Rank: Assistant Cook (S)
Service No: C/MX 109454
Date of Death: 01/02/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy H.M.S. Welshman
Panel Reference: 73, 1.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Pearson, of Glasgow.
Assistant Officer’s Cook, Royal Navy, 284 Crown Street, Glasgow, C.5 (Glw WW2 RoH)
From www.uboat.net
HMS Welshman (Capt. William Howard Dennis Friedberger, DSO, RN) was returning from Malta to Alexandria when she was sunk about 35 nautical miles east-northeast off Tobruk, Libya in position 32º12'N, 24º52'E, by one torpedo from the German submarine U-617.
HMS Welshman supported the island of Malta during the long siege in WW2. The island population resisted strongly and was collectively awarded the highest decoration for civilian bravery. Welshman brought food and essential supplies many times; her role was featured in the UK movie The Malta Story. When unloading in Valetta harbour she was attacked and suffered a near miss which damaged her prop shafts, putting one of her three engines out of service. As her principal fighting strength was her extreme speed this damage affected her ability to perform drastically. She was also torpedoed subsequently, but made it home to the United Kingdom and was repaired at Devonport. She returned to the Mediterranean to serve on the same relief duty, steaming under disguise and simulating French warships.
Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 1 Feb 1943 by U-617 (Brandi).
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ROSS, JOSEPH BEADDIE
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Flt. Engr.
Service No: 1673067
Date of Death: 13/06/1944
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn
Grave Reference: Grave 22.
Cemetery: OLST (DUUR) GENERAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: John Beaddie Ross, place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
ROSS, JOHN, Sgt, RAF, 78 Baldric Road, Glasgow W.3 (Glw WW2 RoH)
GROS Data 644/22 0431 Born 1924, Partick, Glasgow/Lanark.

SUNTERS, JAMES
Return of Deaths reported to the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seaman under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 during the month of April 1946.
JAMES IGNATIUS SUNTERS, Javanese Prince, 169986, 4th March 1946, Shanghai, Age 22, 3rd Radio Officer, 450 Allison Street, Glasgow, Died of Ptomaine Poisoning.
Glw RoH - Radio Officer, Merchant Navy, 450 Allison Street, Glasgow.
No record on CWGC or SNWM.

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